1. wonachickencooptoday

    wonachickencooptoday Out Of The Brooder

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    Found one of my new layers with prolapse this morning, large protrusion- after cleaning was able to get the egg out. But now can't keep the intestines inside of her. Have done epsom salt bath, Prep H, oral Calcium and aspirin and soon getting ready to use the chicken diaper method. Any thoughts??
     
  2. willowbranchfarm

    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

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    Sounds like you've done everything you can. Keep it moist and if you haven't try pushing it back in. Hopefully she will be better in the morning. When my hen had this she struggled with it for weeks so we had to put her down. She was sick though.
     
  3. wonachickencooptoday

    wonachickencooptoday Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you for your advice, just wrapped her rear up in bandages and prep H. Will leave it overnight and see how it is in the morning. The hen is so sweet and patient, almost knows I am trying to help it.
     
  4. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    You need to do everythiny you can do to cause her body to cease producing eggs, also. Reducing the amount of time she spends in daylight (to only a couple of hours a day) and feeding her a low protein diet will help her body shut down the egg machine.

    Her cloaca needs to heal completely as soon as possible, continuing to lay eggs will not allow to happen. Each time she lays an egg before she is completely healed only increases the chances of a tragedy.
     
  5. wonachickencooptoday

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    Thank you Enola,
    I have her in a small cat carrier, in a dark room on scratch feed. Is there a chance it will heal or is this impending disaster??
     
  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    There is a chance that it will heal. One of my hens once prolapsed, and she's perfectly normal now and has never had any other problems. Every day (several times a day), I put honey and Witch Hazel on the prolapse. I also gave her 90-95 degree warm water baths (just her lower half) twice a day. Twice a day or so, I'd push the prolapse back in. In about four days, she recovered. The warm water baths seemed to help the most-- it was during one of them that the prolapse finally receded permanently into the body.

    Good luck with your hen!
     
  7. wonachickencooptoday

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    Just took the pressure diaper off my hen- it was on overnight. Took a peak and her intestines were back in her body- now if they just stay that way!!!
     

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